preclude-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: keep from happening; make impossible

The settlement that was made precluded the county from recovering
the land.
Conditions in the months before precluded the possibility of a fair
The judge precluded the testimony of the expert and the plaintiffs
lost at trial.

VerbNet: forbid-67-1
FrameNet: Thwarting
PropBank: preclude.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2